Smart Cities Require the Context of Their People
Have you ever noticed that after you buy a new car, you start to notice that model of car everywhere you look? That phenomenon wears off about the same time that the car stops being a shiny new toy and simply becomes a dependable means of getting from point A to point B. I like to think about the city the same way, less shiny new toy and more dependable. But lately it is as if I bought a new city called “smart” because everywhere I look, I see this idea of a smart city.
Building DialogueApril 1, 2019
Refreshing a Denver Icon: Independence Plaza
Completed in 1972, Independence Plaza’s 567,287 square feet span 25 floors at 1050 17th St. The Class A property is LEED Gold certified, and the scrupulous attention paid to its upkeep and improvement have made it one of the finest addresses in Denver’s central business district.
Building DialogueMarch 24, 2019
Pinkard delivers Koelbel and Co.’s Sienna Sloans Lake
Pinkard Construction recently delivered Sienna Sloans Lake, which was designed by Van Meter Williams Pollack. Koelbel and Co. and Trailbreak Partners developed the 49-unit affordable apartment project on the old St. Anthony Hospital campus.
Kris Oppermann SternMarch 17, 2019
Building Box: TriVista on Speer
A block south of the Colorado Convention Center in Denver’s Golden Triangle neighborhood, the seven-story, 322-unit TriVista on Speer apartment building is named for three different panoramas: to the west, the mountains; to the north, downtown; and to the east, the Denver Art Museum and the heart of the Golden Triangle’s Cultural District.
Building DialogueMarch 17, 2019
AP breaks ground on CU Boulder College of Music bldg. addition
Adolfson & Peterson recently broke ground on the University of Colorado Boulder College of Music building addition. The addition will mark a major step toward consolidating College of Music programming into one facility.
Kris Oppermann SternMarch 10, 2019
Pinkard completes renovation of Sierra Vista affordable apartments
Pinkard Construction, with owner Sierra Vista Housing Partners, owner’s representative The ITEX Group, and Workshop8 architects, has completed renovations of the $10.9 million Sierra Vista affordable apartments in Denver.
Kris Oppermann SternMarch 3, 2019
The Henry: Modern Sophistication with a Nod to Denver’s Prairie Style Roots
The Henry sits on a 4-acre, triangle-shaped parcel in the Gates redevelopment area framed by East Mississippi, South Sherman and the Valley Highway/light rail lines. After some careful study, Carmel Partners came on board as owner, developer and contractor.
Building DialogueMarch 3, 2019
Construction is complete on Yale 25 Station apartment project
Construction is complete on the Yale 25 Station apartments located at 5121 E. Yale Ave. in Denver. Yale Station is a five-story, transit-oriented apartment complex located in the heart of Denver close to restaurants, shopping and transportation. Jordon Perlmutter & Co. developed the project, which was designed by OZ Architecture and built by Shaw Construction.
Kris Oppermann SternFebruary 25, 2019
Growth in Colorado Springs Drives Wellness Focus
The charming town of Colorado Springs, founded by Gen. William Jackson Palmer in 1871, has long been a popular destination. The beautiful scenery welcomed U.S. and international visitors, and the plentiful sunshine and dry climate drew those seeking health benefits.
Building DialogueFebruary 25, 2019
Rooftop construction begins at 1001 17th St. in Denver
Franklin Street Properties, which owns 1001 17th St., has been gradually mixing up its tenant roster to keep pace with the evolution of the Denver market from energy and law firms to software and internet companies.
Kris Oppermann SternFebruary 18, 2019